“Mixed Emotions” – is a sentimental story with a hint of humor about people not in the second but in the third quarter of life. It tells about people, who have lost their other halves and naively trying to revive them in each other. They try to cheat death, the cheat love, to get back the family with all its sweet banalities - family dinners, weekly getting together with children and grandchildren, with morning kisses and evening quarrels.
Life without love is meaningless and incomplete. This is what you somehow start thinking only over the years — this theme runs through the whole performance. The hero of the play - a lonely, aged German, comes to similarly lonely and not young Christine, the wife of the late friend, in order to make proposal. At first it seems that everything is very simple — why wouldn’t two lonely people join their destinies to each other’s and spend the rest of the years in love and happiness? However, after consideration, everyone understands, that it is not easy to abandon the long-standing way of life and to turn over a new leaf.
“I’d like to think that this story will be close and familiar to any spectator, because the play tells about such universal things like love, aging, relations with children. I hope my play will inspire the hope in those who tends to save the state of amorousness and belief, which is so necessary in every age”, wrote Richard Baer.
The premiere of the performance took place on January 31, 2014.